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Neighbourhood Small Grants

Grants of up to $500 for individuals with ideas to help connect and engage residents in their neighbourhood. Because small is beautiful. And small things can have a big impact.
up to $500.00
Next deadline: 
Varies by location

Neighbourhood Small Grants: Untapping your creativity

Neighbourhood Small Grants is Vancouver Foundation’s unique partnership program that helps build community and strengthen connections right where people live. We distribute funds to qualified organizations, who administer the grants to individuals. Grants usually range from $50 to $500, however occasionally grants are made for up to $1,000.

A community garden, a canning workshop, an intergenerational storytelling project, a street party, or a book exchange - these are just some of the amazing ideas by residents we fund each year in partnership with local community-based organizations. 

How it works 

Grants are given to projects that connect and engage residents, share skills and knowledge within the community, build a sense of ownership and pride, and respect and celebrate diversity. 

A simple online application is all you need to do. Resident advisory committees make all final grant decisions, leaving community building in the hands of the people that know best – your community.

When do applications open?

Most communities across the lower mainland are open for application in March and early April. Applications in these communities are now closed.

The list of communities currently open for application includes:

  • Victoria (Hillside-Quadra)
  • Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows

In the fall, the following communities are expected to open for application:

  • Clayoquot Sound


Visit the Neighbourhood Small Grants website

For more information about Neighbourhood Small Grants, including application guidelines and deadlines, please visit: